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satellite data Blog Posts

Universal Access to Satellite Monitoring Paves the Way to Protect the World’s Tropical Forests


In September 2020, Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment awarded an international contract to Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), who, in partnership with Planet and Airbus, have since been providing universal access to high-resolution satellite monitoring of the tropics to support efforts to stop deforestation and save the world’s tropical forests. The contract is […]

2020 Interns Forged New Foundations at Planet


We believe that in times of difficulty, new perspectives are more imperative than ever. That’s why despite the recent global uncertainty, we set a goal to not just support, but elevate, our internship program in 2020.  Our first-ever remote intern class excelled in their new and challenging remote work environment, and set solid […]

Belonging Spotlight: Clarence Davis


We are kickstarting a new blog series called “Belonging Spotlight.” Each volume we will feature various members of our Planet community. These will be valuable opportunities to get to know the person, the whole person, and to also understand what belonging really means at Planet…for them.  For our first volume, we will […]

Leveraging Planet Satellite Imagery to Improve Irrigation Intelligence


Water plays a critical role in sustainable agriculture production and food security worldwide. However, with the world population expected to grow to over 10 billion people by 2050, coupled with climate change, competition for water resources is rapidly increasing, having a particular impact on agriculture. Manna Irrigation, an Ag-Tech company that provides […]

A Look Under the Hood: Planet’s Mission Ops Team


As we all know, 2020 was a disruptive, chaotic, and tumultuous year. Professionally though, it was a year that tested and demonstrated the capabilities and resiliency of Planet’s operations teams.  Like the entire company, mission operations’s transition to fully remote was abrupt. Within the span of two weeks, business continuity plans were […]

How Amazon Conservation is Cracking Down on Illegal Mining with Planet Data


For the past two decades, Amazon Conservation has protected over 8.15 million acres of rainforest in Peru and Bolivia. The Amazon Conservation develops innovative research and solutions through science and technology at their living laboratories that have provided tools to government and forest users to protect their lands while empowering hundreds of […]

Planet’s Latest Batch of SuperDoves Deliver First Light


On January 24, 2021, SpaceX successfully delivered 48 Planet SuperDoves to orbit on their Transporter-1 flight. This record-breaking launch deployed 143 satellites into orbit — the most ever on a single mission. Once in orbit, our SuperDoves set out to break some records of their own. Just 58 hours from launch, Planet’s […]

Planet Leads RapidAI4EO Consortium to Advance Rapid and Continuous Land Monitoring


A Planet-led consortium, RapidAI4EO, has been awarded a competitive grant to advance state-of-the-art, continuous land monitoring applications throughout Europe. This award was given under the Horizon 2020 program, which is the largest public research and development (R&D) investment in Europe and supports breakthrough innovations that could ultimately turn into operational solutions for […]

48 SuperDoves Join Planet’s Constellation to Deliver Global Daily Data


48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, were successfully delivered to orbit today on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This record-setting launch carried 143 satellites to orbit – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission. Our missions operations team has made contact with the first set of 40 satellites (continuing our 100% success rate […]

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